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I expect this will be deleted, too. The editor does not like anyone to disagree with the basic premise here and probably has me on his "hit list." Here goes anyway.
You doomsdayers are all alike. You are so desparate to have something apocolyptic occur that you take the normal range of human error and use it as an example of "the world is ending." Meanwhile thinking you can somehow profit and become something more than the nonentities that you are now. I have made this offer many times: Tell me what Y2K problems will happen, planes falling from the sky, banks failing, hens not laying eggs, etc. For each pone that happens and can be proven to be caused by Y2K, I will pay you $1,000.00. If one that you predict does not happen as a result of Y2K, you pay me the thousand. No one ever took me up on this and I think that says a lot more about the situation than anything else. The only eggs laying are on the faces of the doomsday nuts.
-- James Smith (email@example.com), January 05, 2000
I'm betting that you wet your bed every night. How about if you proove to us that these failures are not Y2K related? Now go stick a hanger up under your sheet.
-- Will continue (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
rubber sheets.com is running a y2k stockup sale!
-- rubber sheets (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
It SHOULD be deleted. It's neither informative, nor original, nor imaginative, nor even particularly well written. Bye bye.
-- Servant (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
Nobody believes you have a thousand dollars!
Really you should of picked a better alias than James Smith.
-- Swampthing (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
But don't you see, these morons just aren't believing all computers will fail, they are HOPING they fail. They are wishing that everything collapses and only themselves and a few choice nutcases survive to repopulate the planet once they crawl out from their pathetic, stench-ridden bunkers.
Don't worry, in a month, maybe two. All of these nuts will forget all about Y2K and be up to their old tricks of blaming the Jews or the Blacks for all of their problems.
At least this time they picked an inanimate object on which to project their paranoid hatred.
-- BILL PERKINS (TRIMMER_CC@HOTMAIL.COM), January 05, 2000.
No, it's not repeated a zillion times, so it probably won't be deleted. The sysops unfortunately do not have a category for posts that are merely inane, petty and mean-spirited.
I agree with the poster, above...never bet with someone named "Smith", unless they show I.D.
-- Bokonon (bok0non@my-Deja.com), January 05, 2000.
Bill Perkins...sounds like a redneck name to me...So does James Smith or whatever. You two from the movie Deliverance?
Gawrsh, Gee willickers Bill and Jill....er...Jim...I'm both BLACK [African American to you whiteboys or 'sir' would be good while you stare at the floor.]AND I'm Jewish. I own you two-I own your bnk, your house and your streets.
Oh...and several people here are black. Jewish and otherwise...whachu whiteasses gonna do? Gowan and play somewhere else...You be bringin the property value down.
-- BlackGold (KillWhiteb@yz.com), January 05, 2000.
What is a "pone" ? I even have an American English dictionary, but all it says for "pone" is "cornpone", which is cornbread without eggs or milk? If you have $1000.00 Mr Smith, I would think you could afford some dairy products. I have both in powdered form, in case I cannot get to the store. Sounds like a lack of preps to me.
on de rock
-- Walter (on de firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
I'll bet you that if I go buy a Lotto Ticket today that chances are I will not be a weinner!
-- gamblin' my life away (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
TO ALL THE whiners: Yes, this is my real name and email. Unlike most of you I have the courage of my convictions and am not afraid to use my genuine name and email. Like most ignorant people, many of you have chosen to attack the messenger because they can't refute the message. I could care less about you losers. I was right all along, and you were all wrong. Live with it!
FYI, I have been in the computer business since 1968, starting as an IBM Customer Engineer. Since then, I have been a consultant, technical writer, and trainer in more areas of the computer world than you can comprehend. Pardon me, but my expertise is far beyond most of the "experts" that were predicting doom and gloom.
-- James E. SMith (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
Hindsight is 20/20 James Smith.
Why didn't you write a book or scream this from the highest mountaintop?
You are an indiotic moron!
If you could care less about us people...Why are you here?
I suspect you are someone who OVERPREPARED and now you feel suckered and are lookinf for someone to take it out on.
Look in the mirror...moron.
-- Swampthing (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
James, I think most of us on this forum are intelligent enough to realize your bet is sheer BS because you do not specify how any event could be proven to be or not be Y2K related. Please provide a reasonable way to provide proof and maybe someone will take you up on your offer of free money.
Your credentials are impressive. But do you have a membership in any organization like Mensa? You know, one that measures intelligence. Not degrees that may only indicate time spent in an institution. Your post indicates a lack of common sense so that issue is moot and only leaves intelligence as a question.
-- Mr. Pinochle (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
Okay, Mr. Smith. I accept your challange.
I work in the semiconductor test industry. Here are two lines of code form a Teradyne 386 memory test system: GET DATE; COMPARE DATE;
The system gets the date from the network line, then stores the date in the clock board data buffer. Then it compares the date in RAM with the date stored in the clock board buffer. If/when the dates do not match, the system goes into an eternal loop of GET and COMPARE. The clock buffer board has TWO registers for the year. The nework feeds FOUR digits for the year. System locks up every time, and must IPL to clear the error.
This, sir, is a Y2K problem, reflected in both hardware and software.
I want my money.
If payment is not promptly forthcoming, I will have your ass, and the rest of you, in court for breach of contract.
Also, since I am a "betting man", I bet you do not live in a state where unlicensed gambling is legal; I bet I could have your ass, and the rest of you, cited, if not jailed just for making your "bet".
Now put up shut up.
-- ken (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.
I know it must be difficult to track all the posts, but could you please flag the snippets of Mr. Bill Perkins for deletion. He seems to find great joy inserting his bit of vitriol in numerous threads. It leaves a very bad taste in my mouth, as it must in others.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 05, 2000.
No Michael, the bad taste in your mouth must be caused by some sour grapes or crow you been chewing on. Perhaps some bad spam or something. That is, unless the truth leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
To that, I can only say, tough shit!
You and your freako apocalypyic pals need a dose of the truth, as bad as it may taste, just to keep you on planet earth.
It is time this site shut down and let you misguided souls can go back to your militia or U.F.O. or bigfoot forums from which you came.
-- Jeff Westbrook (email@example.com), January 05, 2000.